Berkshire Covid at latest with 20 new cases reported, but rates fall in three areas
Coronavirus infection rates have fallen in three areas of Berkshire and edged up in two, new data shows.
The latest statistics from Public Health England show infection rates have increased in Reading and Wokingham.
They fell in Bracknell Forest, West Berkshire, and Windsor and Maidenhead.
There were also 20 new cases of the virus reported in the county in the latest figures.
Slough has reported seven of those cases – the most – and West Berkshire has recorded six.
No mortality data is now being reported by the NHS this weekend, so there was no update today on Covid death figures in our hospital trusts.
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Across the UK, the government said four more people died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 on Sunday, bringing the UK total to 127,679.
Separate figures released by UK statistical agencies show that there have been 152,000 registered deaths in the UK where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate.
The government also said as of 9 a.m. on Saturday there had been 1,926 more laboratory-confirmed cases in the UK.
This brings the total to 4,450,777.
Here are the latest seven-day coronavirus infection rates per 100,000 people for the week ending May 11:
Here is the latest breakdown of confirmed cases for each region of Berkshire since the start of the pandemic, plus the change over the past 24 hours (in brackets):
- Bracknell Forest: 7,131 cases (a new case)
- Reading: 11,014 cases (five new cases)
- Slough: 15,645 cases (seven new cases)
- West Berkshire: 6,479 cases (six new cases)
- Windsor and Maidenhead: 8,565 cases (no change)
- Wokingham: 8,300 (a new case)
No NHS mortality is issued on weekends. Here is the latest data on the total number of deaths in NHS trusts in and around Berkshire as of Friday May 14:
- Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust: 1248 (no change)
- Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust: 501 (no change)
- Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust: 32 (no change)
How many people have received a Covid vaccine?
Government data up to May 15 shows that of the 56,677,012 jabs administered in the UK so far, 36,573,354 were first doses – an increase of 237,331 the day before.
Some 20,103,658 were second doses, an increase of 391,246.